Many of us make health-related goals, such as losing some weight, eating healthier and joining a gym. While it is common to set high goals, experts say that setting smaller goals could do more for your health.
“Small steps are achievable and are easier to fit into your daily routine,” says James O. Hill, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. “They are less overwhelming than a big, sudden change.”
In addition, when we get to a “certain age”, we get set in your ways and change is scary and is no longer of interest despite the desire to change.
This is where small steps can lead to big gains. When you think about a “manageable bites” approach, things won’t seem so overwhelming.
Here are 5 small things you can begin today to reach your health and wellness goals:
The smaller the bag, bottle or bowl, the less you will eat. Honestly, this works! Just don’t go back for seconds! The one area where I would say you should upsize is your water bottle. Drink up friend!
Go for a Walk!
Take more small steps. Use a pedometer to count your daily steps; then add 2,000, the equivalent of one extra mile. Keep adding steps, 1,000 to 2,000 each month or so, until you take 10,000 steps on most days. Check out my blog post for 10 Reasons Why Walking is Good for You!
Breakfast eaters tend to weigh less and have better diets overall. If you are not really a breakfast eater, try a nutritious and delicious smoothie and read my blog post on Why Smoothies are Good for you – RECIPE ROUNDUP! for some recipes!
Embrace an Anti-inflammatory Diet!
Switch to an anti-inflammatory diet plan. In my blog post, Why eating an Anti-inflammation Diet is Good for You!, I outline why eating this way is beneficial to your health!
Eat Your Greens!
Have at least one green salad every day. Eating a salad is filling and may help you eat less during the meal. It may also count toward your daily intake of vegetables and fruits. Check out my post on the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar which has a delicious salad dressing recipe with the ingredient … apple cider vinegar!
Small steps that you can fit into your routine can lead to big gains for your overall health!
Until next time!
Yours in health and wellness,
Francine Alleyne (RHNP™)
Holistic Nutritionist, Registered Holistic Nutrition Practitioner™
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DISCLAIMER: Please consult your healthcare practitioner if you are experiencing any symptoms. I am not a doctor. This post and anything else you find on my website is intended for informational, educational and self-empowerment purposes ONLY and is not intended to treat or diagnose any condition or disease.